PG | | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A troubled kid inadvertently releases a genie, who must grant him any three wishes he requests.
Despite the fact that this film was a critical and financial disaster, Shaquille O'Neal has not expressed regret for his involvement. He said in a 2012 interview, "I was a medium-level juvenile delinquent from Newark who always dreamed about doing a movie. Someone said, 'Hey, here's $7 million, come in and do this genie movie.' What am I going to say, no? So I did it."
You get no second chances in life, no second chances.
When Kazaam is singing the song "We genie" with Max, if you look closely, when he raps the part, "...and we was in Hades 'cause we moved with the Harem of the Prince of Akabrem..." His mouth is still moving for that split second after he finishes the line, but before they show Max's Face.
$7,131,000 (USA) (21 July 1996)
$18,876,581 (USA) (3 November 1996)